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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition

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7.5
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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. This graphics hardware can run 617 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition can run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 77 FPS, Medium: 60 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 21 returns a strong 138 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 21, L: 236FPS, M: 197FPS, H: 144FPS, U: 105FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, wih estimates revealing L: 93FPS, M: 73FPS, H: 49FPS, U: 35FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition is a good choice for running modern games at Ultra in this larger screen resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 825 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 35% more powerful and can run 927 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
78 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
180 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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5.9
GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by Palit.


Overclock: Central Unit
None.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
9%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 8%
Genshin Impact 72% 1%
eFootball PES 2021 54% 49%
FIFA 21 63% 49%
Watch Dogs Legion 13% 3%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 48% 3%
Marvel's Avengers 54% 4%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 56% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition Extras
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